Careful attention to proper watering is important during the heat of summer in Southern California’s areas of coastal influence and other similar coastal Mediterranean climates; most vegetables, especially those in containers, need close attention and more-frequent watering. Here are eight tips for watering your garden in August: Monitor vegetable plants daily during heat waves to […]
Careful attention to watering is critical during the high heat of summer in California’s warm inland areas and other similar Mediterranean climates; most vegetables, especially those in containers, need close attention and more-frequent watering. Here are seven tips for watering your garden in August: Monitor vegetable plants once or twice daily during heat waves to […]
At GardenZeus, we consider Indian Summer in August, September, and often well into October to be the equivalent of winter for gardens in hot inland Southern California areas. This is the most difficult time of year for vegetable plants. Most are stressed and at times barely getting by in heat, especially if still producing fruits […]
Gardeners who live in mild winter areas should consider planting fall vegetables for a later autumn harvest. Here are two tasks you can do in August: Start seeds indoors of vegetables and herbs with slow germination and/or long seedling periods such as bulb onions, parsley, and tomatoes. Plan fall vegetable-and-herb plantings in well-drained, reasonably fertile, […]
Down and Dirty Southern California Gardening A weekly GardenZeus article series to help gardeners succeed in Southern California’s unique climates and growing conditions. Post 16: Remove Chlorine When Watering Organic Gardens (Chlorinated Water, Part 2 of 3) Is it worth the effort to remove chlorine from municipal water when watering your garden? If you’re gardening […]
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